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The GEN Summit 2015


17 Jun 2015 14:00 to 19 Jun 2015 20:00


Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
Montalegre 5
08001  Barcelona

Organiser type

Federations / Associations



Event Location

Prototyping the Future of News

Event Description

Welcome to the fifth annual GEN Summit: 'Prototyping the Future of News' in Barcelona 17-19 June 2015.
Newsrooms today will survive and thrive only by merging content with technology. The GEN Summit provides practical solutions for immediate implementation in your newsroom. Over 3 days, the GEN Summit will bring together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss and challenge the future of media. Many diverse media organisations will be represented, providing an ideal setting to network with our growing community of media innovators. Last year, over 600 participants absorbed engaging content from a variety of perspectives in the media industry. Here are some highligted topics from the upcoming GEN Summit 2015:
  • Wearable News and Augmented Reality Journalism
  • Bitcoins and the One-Cent Article
  • The Data-Driven Newsroom: How to Implement? How to monetise?
  • Web traffic is 50% mobile. How can your newsroom adapt?
We are pleased to welcome a diverse group of speakers who represent the most innovative newsrooms in the world. Among them are:Samantha Barry (Head of Social Media and Senior Director of Strategy, CNN), Mark Little (Founder & Director of Innovation, Storyful), Haile Owusu, (Chief Data Scientist, Mashable), Dana Chivvis (Producer, "Serial") and Jennifer Preston (Vice President of Journalism, Knight Foundation) and David Drummond (Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Google). See our full list of speakers.
Euractiv is a Media Partner of the GEN Summit. 


Assembly of European Regions
Projects and Communications Assistant
BDEW - Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft
Praktikant (m/w/d)
Plan International EU Office
Office Manager
ecta, the european competitive telecommunications association
Director of Regulation & Competition
European Coalition for Corporate Justice
Project Assistant
International Catholic Migration Commission
Research Consultant on Private Sponsorship Programs